Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    TBJ
    TBJ is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Peninsula
    Posts
    3

    Default What to do to a 308 that been sitting for at least 5 years?

    As the title suggests I have a 308 that's been sitting in the HJ ute for at least 5 years in a paddock, it's been stored without the carburetor on it so not sure what I should do with that, I figure a complete oil change, new fuel, new battery, new filters and such, what else would you suggest? What oils should I use Penrite for what? should I use a lead additive or will it be fine? Sould I also change the oil in the trans? anything else? Sorry for all the probably silly questions but this is my first project and I'm starting from scratch.
    thanks

  2. #2
    AED
    AED is offline
    casual poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bendigo
    Posts
    171

    Default

    First off you have to determine if anything has gone down the intake, if ok pull the oil pump off and coat the gears with a good coating of white petroleum grease[ Vaseline] prime the oil system with a good zinc based oil but I would use a good break in oil like Lucas break in 30w. you should be golden. But use common sense with everything and no short cuts.

  3. #3
    Do you ever leave? EH179's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ipswich. QLD
    Posts
    3,963

    Default

    Check that it turns over by hand first... it may have seized.

  4. #4
    427
    427 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    452

    Default

    What happens to valve springs after years of sitting under load also?..

  5. #5
    Part of the furniture
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Nth Qld
    Posts
    1,127

    Default

    hi
    Due to additives in ALL oils ,oils break down ie they don`t lubricate well that's why u have a time limit between oil changes .
    Include diff /trans oil +coolant and brake fluid flush and bleed


    Pull plugs 1 or 2 squirts of oil in each cylinder and wind engine over .
    change plugs
    check plug lead resistance 5000-8000 ohms per foot
    inspect dizzy cap and rotor
    place 2-4 drops oil down centre shaft of dizzy [to lube advance weights mech]
    [ Optional but strip and relube dizzy shaft and weights would be best ]
    new point and condenser

    new fuel in tank with fuel treatment
    all new filters

    Take starter and altenator to a good sparky have new brushes bearings and lube and then bench tested

    Inspect all suspension rubbers as deterioration occurs regardless if u use vehicle or not

    Storing on concrete floor compared to grass can give 2 different outcomes . The moisture in the grass can cause A LARGE amount of corrosion internally/externally.

    As u are aware storing on grass is not the best .

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New clutch sitting on 308 for few years unused
    By GMLXSS in forum Members Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-11-2014, 06:10 PM
  2. Sitting engine
    By pvk308 in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22-08-2014, 06:45 AM
  3. M/T slicks sitting on car
    By cuz81 in forum Driveline & Suspension
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-03-2013, 05:54 AM
  4. Wiper not sitting right
    By poyda100 in forum Bodywork, Styling, Wiring & Sound
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-10-2012, 12:19 PM
  5. new motors sitting?
    By sexc351 in forum Members Lounge
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18-04-2010, 02:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •